These brothers and sisters are nikkei AF.

Of Japan, but not in Japan

Some of our blood comes from the Motherland, but 50% comes from somewhere else. Our mix is unique, but it’s not something you can separate from one another. I am together at all times.

100% Asian

Japan is the country of our ancestors, but so is the rest of the world. We define ourselves as being of multiple cultures—3rd Culture Kids. Dual-citizens or not, we live in the wider world.

Of the Japanese American Community

Some of us are connected to the hāfu community through our local area, but some of us are just connected online. We want to be in both places, and represent ourselves everywhere.

Lil’ Ricefield “Trapanese”

An early single from a rising East Bay rapper with nikkei roots.

Pat Morita

Mr. Miyagi and Arnold from Happy Days.

Jack Soo

Jack Soo was best known as Detective Nick Yemana on the TV sitcom Barney Miller.